Hoops of Fire Basketball Tournament meshes brotherhood and camaraderie Local News

Hoops of Fire Basketball Tournament meshes brotherhood and camaraderie

April 12, 2016

    By MarKeith Cromartie Outlook Writer Marcus Dupree has been playing in the Hoops of Fire basketball tournament for a decade and he doesn’t intend to stop for as long as the event continues. The event means too much to the community and quality of life, said Dupree, a

220 Quarterback Club gives a big assist to FAMU baseball Sports

220 Quarterback Club gives a big assist to FAMU baseball

April 6, 2016

      By MarKeith Cromartie Outlook Writer When Eddie Jackson started the 220 Quarterback Club years ago, he did it with the purpose of just giving back to his alma mater. It evolved into something more.   The group of 35 to 50 members now gives money for academic

Former FAMU kicking coach had a passion for boxing, too

March 29, 2016

  Back in 2009 when Tavoris Cloud was preparing to challenge for the vacant IBF light heavyweight title, Tony Messina showed up at his training camp.   Minutes after hopping out of the car following the drive from Tallahassee to Ocala, Messina rushed to meet Al Bonnani. Messina smiled broadly.

Little boys play big  in Comets tournament Sports

Little boys play big in Comets tournament

March 29, 2016

    By St. Clair Murraine Outlook writer One answered to nickname “Smokes,” as in being able to move so fast on the basketball court that his blazing sneakers cause smoke in the opponents’ face.   Another one answers to “Too smooth.”   The sixth and seventh-grade boys on the

FSU looks to ACC tourney after victory Sports

FSU looks to ACC tourney after victory

March 15, 2016

By St. Clair Murraine Outlook writer Jim Boeheim flatly refused to answer the question about what losing to Florida State says about his Syracuse men’s basketball team going into this week’s ACC Tournament. “No,” he said when asked his opinion, his frustration over the Orange’s 78-73 loss clearly obvious. Leonard

FAMU women have a big day at relay meet

March 15, 2016

Special to the Outlook The FAMU women’s track team put on an impressive display overall during the FAMU Relays this past Saturday at Robert “Pete” Griffin Track Complex. Ashley Giacommucci, led the way with victories in the high and triple jump events. Senior distance running sensation Cynthia Chelelgo opened the

Wong’s  return gives Rattlers an extra push Feature

Wong’s return gives Rattlers an extra push

March 15, 2016

By MarKeith Cromartie Outlook Writer Alec Wong was devastated when a season-ending injury knocked him out of the most successful season for FAMU’s baseball program.   Wong, a senior from Rockledge, was upended during the Rattlers’ MEAC tournament against Savannah State last season. FAMU eventually went on to win the

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March 8, 2016

    Special to the Outlook FAMU squandered a 9-3 lead as Jackson State (4-3) used a 10-run fifth inning to defeat the Rattlers by a score of 16-9 on Sunday at Bob Braddy Field in Mississippi.   FAMU (3-4) took a six-run lead into the bottom of the fifth

Basketball get-together reunites Triplett with  former FAMU players Sports

Basketball get-together reunites Triplett with former FAMU players

March 8, 2016

    By MarKeith Cromartie Outlook Writer Ajac Triplett knew there was something special about Clemon Johnson the moment he walked onto the basketball court for his first practice.   Johnson, then a lanky kid out of FAMU High School, didn’t just impress his college coach with his prowess at

FSU ends skid with stunning 21-point win over Notre Dame

March 8, 2016

By St. Clair Murraine Outlook writer The 7,819 fans in the Civic Center weren’t the only ones surprised to see how easily Florida State handled Notre Dame to get its second win over a ranked team.   Irish coach Mike Brey could hardly believe what he was seeing from his